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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Y5C Stop motion space animation

Y5C have been creating stop motion space animation for their topic 'Space Invaders'.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter Art

Year 5 created some stunning Easter egg designs

Friday, 25 March 2016

Year Six Taiko Drumming

This term, Year Six have been learning the ancient Japanese art of Taiko drumming

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Extended school club decorate gingerbread chicks.

The final station - The Crucifixion

The whole school came together to reflect on The Crucifixion of Our Lord, at the end of a wonderful, spiritual day of retreat.

In-school retreat – The Way of the Cross

Today we had a retreat day in school remembering the passion of Christ. The children visited different 'stations' during the day.

Hopes & Dreams

 Servant King

 Remember Me


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Space themed GIF Animations

Y5C have been creating Space animations during ICT lessons.

 By Helene

 By Isabel

 By Pawel

By Kiara

If you fancy having a go at your own animations go to the Challenge website 

Playing old computer games

Year 5 have explored early computer games as part of our project  'Space Invaders'.  We found out about the history of early computer games and enjoyed trying them out.  In Literacy we wrote explanations of how to play these games and wrote comments on what they were like.

 Space Invaders 
In Space Invaders you have to shoot the deadly aliens who are trying to kill you. You have four shields but the horrible aliens can break them. As a bonus, you can shoot the burgundy red mothership which is worth 300 points.  The aim of the game is to shoot down the aliens without losing all your lives.  If you complete this, you go onto the next level and so on.  However, there is a problem.  The more time you take to exterminate the aliens, the closer they get.  The game is very fun and easy to play.  Soon you will be addicted to Space Invaders and will be very frustrated when you lose.  The controls to move are the arrows and the spacebar. I like this game and give it a 10/10!
By Benjamin

In this game you have two paddles and a ball, with the aim being to get the ball past the other person’s paddle.  First to ten wins! I like this game as it is really simple. You can go on single player against the computer or two players with a friend. Against the computer you have three game mode types: beginner, intermediate and expert.
By Amber

Pac-man is a fun and addictive game where the yellow Pac-man has to eat all the small dots in order to complete the level.  However you can’t crash into the ghosts or you lose a life.  In total you have three lives but it gets harder in each level. In each level you can collect power ups like cherries, strawberries and these big dots which turn the aliens blue and you can eat them up.
By Dominic

Playing Asteroids

Mrs Petela kindly brought in an old game called Astro Wars which the children have been trying out during recent wet play times.

Palm service

The Chaplaincy Team led the whole school in a special Palm Service

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Saxon & Viking homework presentations

Children in Y5C have given some fantastic Saxon & Viking homework presentations.